Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Way Home

We took a much more scenic, relaxed route on our way home from Connecticut. We drove down the coast of Connecticut and drove through some little Gilmore Girl-like towns. They even had town squares and posters for upcoming festivals! We stopped and checked out Yale University.


Then we took a beautiful drive down through the Poconos. We stayed the night just outside of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. That area was not nearly as rural as I pictured from all the books I read. We visited a little town called Bird-in-hand, which is where several of Beverly Lewis' stories take place. We toured an Amish house and farm (not owned by Amish, but the people who bought it kept it the same). It was neat to see some Amish clothes up close. I've always wondered how the whole straight-pins-instead-of-buttons thing worked. The boys got to milk a fake cow and see some goats.


From there we went to Hershey, Pennsylvania and took the "Great American Chocolate Tour". It was a ride that brought you through the whole process of chocolate-making. It smelled HEAVENLY! After the tour, a man literally filled my purse with chocolate kisses. Seriously. Then the boys got to do a little mini factory thing. It was fun! I did mention the purse filled with chocolate kisses, right?



And from there, we went home.

It was a good trip.


Blogger Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Great pictures, Amie! And it sounds so fun and relaxing that I thought I might like to do the same. Especially, if I could get a purse full of Hershey's Kisses! Yum.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Looks like a BLAST!!! I wish we would've come:) You were at Yale right when that chic was crazy!

9:40 PM  
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Anonymous Sandy said...

I'm so glad that you had a more leisurely trip home and got to stop at some interesting places. I always think I learned more by traveling to new places than I ever did in school!

Somewhat off topic but the mentioning of Gilmore Girls reminded me that the show was filmed on the same set in Hollywood where the movie "The Music Man" was filmed! I watch the movie and try to figure out which buildings in the movie are Luke's, Miss Patty's, etc., in the show. So there's a tidbit of trivia! :-)

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Bekah said...

hope you had on a big purse :)

12:12 PM  

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